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07-20-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,367
Posted By johnnyace

I don't know much about them, but they seem to...

I don't know much about them, but they seem to make some pretty nice bikes: Maruishi

My 1986 Nashbar MKIII Road Bike (full Suntour Cyclone) was evidently made by Maruishi of Ishiwata 024 tubing....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,115
Posted By johnnyace

Suntour

Suntour
06-29-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,383
Posted By johnnyace

I remember a discussion at work a few years ago...

I remember a discussion at work a few years ago that went something like this:

Co-worker: "Make it idiot-proof so anyone can do it."

Boss: "Oh, you don't want to do that, they'll just make a...
06-21-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7,036
Views: 655,769
Posted By johnnyace

I got me one of the finest rear derailleurs ever...

I got me one of the finest rear derailleurs ever made, in NOS condition:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1272/suntour_vx_gt_b0d2db70c8fb30bb161689c160e13f22d2bd879a.jpg
06-21-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,052
Posted By johnnyace

I love my Alpina Uno in chrome. It's my daily...

I love my Alpina Uno in chrome. It's my daily rider/commuting bike. I've made some changes since this pic, and still more are coming up soon.
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06-21-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,649
Posted By johnnyace

I respectfully disagree. :D His bike is at least...

I respectfully disagree. :D His bike is at least 45 years old, so C&V would be the right forum. I think it's okay to have just one bike (I'm working that way again, really I am!), and membership to...
06-14-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,324
Posted By johnnyace

"Suntour"

"Suntour"
05-26-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 61,109
Views: 9,138,405
Posted By johnnyace

J.P. Weigle Road Bike 63cm

Nice Weigle for tall folks:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/J-P-Weigle-Road-Bike-63cm-Steel-Campagnolo-Record-10-Speed-Custom/352663648265
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05-22-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,724
Posted By johnnyace

Buy it before I do! ...

Buy it before I do!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nishiki-Ultimate-Campagnolo-Nuovo-Record-57/113754345617
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05-22-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,161
Posted By johnnyace

I bought it for the full Suntour Cyclone group...

I picked this up for a steal on ebay (I was the only bidder). It was the full Cyclone group that drew me in. I believe it's a 1985 model, and probably built for Nashbar by Maruishi.

Love the color...
05-20-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,367
Posted By johnnyace

Andy, I do think there was a lot of initial...

Andy, I do think there was a lot of initial "copy-perfect-improve," but there was definitely a lot of innovation, too, which the book does go into. Components and tubing, definitely. As you know, I'm...
05-20-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,367
Posted By johnnyace

I'll have to look through it later and see what...

I'll have to look through it later and see what it says about that. The author clearly did a lot of research and talked to a lot of people in the making of the book.
05-20-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,367
Posted By johnnyace

Japanese Steel: Classic Bicycle Design from Japan

I ordered this book and received it on Saturday. Really nice book. On the one hand, it's a nice "coffee table" book, with lots of great pictures. On the other hand, there's lots of great info on the...
05-20-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 41,337
Posted By johnnyace

Wait, you mean there are bikes made with...

Wait, you mean there are bikes made with materials other than steel?
Forum: Commuting
05-19-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,260
Posted By johnnyace

This. I'm in favor of a mid-week "Bike to...

This. I'm in favor of a mid-week "Bike to Somewhere More Meaningful than Work Day." :)

I certainly didn't see any more bikes on the road than usual. For me, it's just what I do, five days a week,...
05-19-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 61,109
Views: 9,138,405
Posted By johnnyace

Bridgestone RB-T $300

A reasonably priced Bridgestone RB-T in my area:

https://salem.craigslist.org/bik/d/sublimity-bridgestone-rb/6887286036.html
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04-23-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,215
Posted By johnnyace

I just took delivery of the bike today. So if...

I just took delivery of the bike today. So if this is true, the serial number on this one - 68A1 - would make this a 1968? What does the "A1" signify? First one made in '68? Hahaha, if only...

New...
04-11-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,215
Posted By johnnyace

1970s Atala Record

I happened across this bike on ebay yesterday, listed as a "Rizzato Padova Bicycle," with just this one photo. Curious, I contacted the seller, to see if he could post some more photos. I finally...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 264,713
Posted By johnnyace

I'm really very happy with my recently acquired...

I'm really very happy with my recently acquired New Albion Homebrew. It's the older model that has lugs, and is apparently plain old hi-ten steel (the newer ones are TIG welded Tange Champion).
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